If you're a successful, ambitious executive, chances are you'll have dreamed of what it would be like in the top job. But what does it really mean to be a CEO? What would you have to do every day? What key qualities, experience and skills do all the top CEOs have in common? How would your performance be measured? And crucially, how do you land the top job?
Who better than the CEO of one of the world's best known executive search firms to answer these questions and to shed new insight on what it takes to succeed at the top?
In CEO, drawing on his unique access to the world's business leaders, Kevin Kelly opens the door of the corner office and lets you eavesdrop on conversations with the world's top CEO's, those who have stuck their necks out and really changed the way that things are done.
CEO provides a route-map for meeting the new challenges of building global organisations and sketches the new agenda for the world's CEOs. Sure CEOs still need to return value to shareholders and keep the financial analysts happy but the realities of business in the 21st century have changed, so that they also have to engage with new markers of success, like sustainability, ethics and genuine global impact. Find out what success means to people who have already made it and discover how you can make it too.
CEO. BE INSPIRED. BE SUCCESSFUL. BE THE CEO.
Kevin L. Kelly joined Heidrick & Struggles, one of the Top 5 executive search firms, as a Partner in 1997 and became President of Asia Pacific and Europe in April of 2005 and CEO in September 2006. Based in London, Kevin has extensive experience in recruiting C-suite executives across Asia Pacific region and Europe.
Kevin was named "Headhunter of the Year" in 2000 by Finance Intelligence Asia magazine and "One of Asia's Top Recruiters" for the past four years in AsiaMoney magazine.
During his twelve years in search both in New York, Tokyo and London, Kevin has completed numerous senior level assignments particularly at the CEO and COO level.